Kris Van Lengen, planning board liaison and city planner, made a statement in the July 2 Marco Eagle concerning the Marriott’s Expansion on Marco Island, which I would like to address. He said “The balance to be achieved is to make certain that the design and function are compatible with the surrounding uses.”
Mr. Lengen, will it be compatible with the abutters? I live at San Marco Residences, 291 South Collier Boulevard, which directly abuts the Marriott’s parking lot. For the past two years, the parking lot which we abut, has been used as an outside workshop. The noise and dust we’ve endured has been unbearable. Has any consideration been given, should the project be approved, to remove the trees (which are sparce and barely separates us) and perhaps build a tall solid fence which may eliminate some noise? Also, has any consideration been given as to what part of the Marriott’s new facility would abut San Marco Residences?